Business Objects to Offer Single View of Mainframe Data Sources

Partnership with IBM gives BI users a single view of data stored in DB2, VSAM, and IMS sources

Big Blue Trumpets ARM With Help from Siebel

The ARM standard is designed to help simplify transaction performance monitoring for Web applications

Partners Hinting IIDEA Will Spread to Large Enterprises

IBM’s new pre-packaged BI bundle is packaged for the small and mid-sized enterprise market—but there are hints that the large enterprise won't be far behind

Big Blue Snaps Up Venetica for Unstructured Content Management

Company’s technology will help extend the capabilities of IBM’s DB2 software for documents, images, digital media, and Web pages

Microsoft Tool to Repackage Host Apps Nears Release

New tool lets developers repackage host applications as XML Web services or .NET server components.

Implementation SLAs: Should You Take the Bait?

SLAs help ensure the timeliness and success of your application implementation, but they're anything but a slam dunk

Pros and Cons: Software As A Service

IT can eliminate costly upgrades and reduce installation problems by running hosted applications instead of licensing them. But there are pitfalls.

SOAs: Defining the Integration and Orchestration of Services

Service-oriented architecture starts with simple application integration and culminates with service choreography and next-gen “composite” applications

Field Report: SAP SAPPHIRE: The Year of NetWeaver

Analysis of the company's flagship event

Perspective: Overcoming the Six Challenges of Managing Mainframe Connectivity

Last week we presented six key challenges network managers face. This week we explore how vendors are helping managers overcome these challenges.

Best Practices: Troubleshooting Web Services Performance on zSeries

Although there are performance problems associated with Web services technologies, companies have plenty of available options

Perspective: Six Challenges of Managing Mainframe Connectivity

From changing rules to technical complexity, a network manager's job is tough. We explore six challenges of managing mainframe connectivity in the first of a two-part series.